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Amazon announces the release of album Novelties for the entire family

  • Amy Lee, Bob Schneider, Lisa Loeb and Recess Monkey are among artists set to release exclusive albums curated for kids and families
  • The new album from trio Recess Monkey, Novelties, is available today for Prime members to exclusively stream and enjoy

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced that customers and Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan have access to new original music for the entire family with the release of the album Novelties from Recess Monkey. The latest album from the Seattle trio, Jack Forman, Drew Holloway and Korum Bischoff, features 14 fun songs like “Time to Make the Donuts,” “Sweaty Yeti” and “Chasing My Tail” that the entire family can sing along to and enjoy. Prime members can listen to Novelties on Prime Music at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos players and more. To find out how to listen, visit In addition, Recess Monkey’s album is available for digital download or physical purchase on Amazon Music at

In addition to today’s release of Novelties, Prime members will soon be able to enjoy more never-heard-before original music for kids and families from artists such as Amy Lee, the lead vocalist of the multi-platinum band Evanescence, Bob Schneider, the former lead singer of The Ugly Americans, as well as the second original kid’s album from Lisa Loeb-Loeb’s first original album for Amazon, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, was released last year. New albums from Lee, Schneider and Loeb will become available later this year for streaming on Prime Music, as well as for digital download and physical purchase.

“Prime members have loved having a variety of music to listen to on Prime Music, including songs and albums just for kids and families,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re excited today to give our Prime members even more family-fun music with today’s release of Recess Monkey’s Novelties, and look forward to even more great family music from Bob Schneider, Amy Lee and Lisa Loeb this year.”

“Novelties is a really eclectic bunch of songs that each shine in their own crazy way, but come together in one madcap, high-energy assortment. Some of the titles and stories came directly from conversations with kids, while others were more fueled by the kid-centric energy that we’ve absorbed throughout our years in the classroom,” stated Recess Monkey. “Novelties is our mirror on childhood: our own, the kids we teach, and our own children. Creating this album with Amazon was a complete dream come true for us-we had total artistic freedom to follow these songs exactly where they were trying to lead us.”

“I’ve been writing and working on these songs for the last 5 or 6 years, with my son Luc. When Amazon said they were interested in working with me, and wanted to release the songs, I jumped at the opportunity,” stated Bob Schneider. “I’m really happy with how they turned out, and working with my son has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve had the pleasure to do since I began making music. Even though the songs are primarily children songs, I think of them the way I think of Roald Dahl books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, in that I think they will appeal to all ages.”

The full track listing for Novelties:

  • Every Flavor
  • Sweaty Yeti
  • Show and Tell
  • Chasing My Tail
  • Snowball
  • Piggyback
  • Bear With a Bear
  • Mustaches of the World
  • Smitten for Kitten
  • Time to Make the Donuts
  • Wind up Robot
  • Lovestruck Unicorn
  • The Band Next Door
  • My Guitar

Prime members can listen to the entire album at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more-songs can also be downloaded for offline listening on mobile devices.

About Amazon Music

Prime Music offers Prime members unlimited ad-free access to more than a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations as part of their Prime membership. Prime members can listen to the entire collection at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. To find out more on how to listen, visit Prime members and customers also have access to tens of millions of tracks to purchase and download in MP3 format in the Amazon Music store at

More to Prime

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